On July 17, 2007, the Green Bay Press Gazette carried the family's official memorial for the little angel, Ellie. The following is what was published that day:
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Elliana Alyssa Zaidel
(July 18, 2005 - July 13, 2007)
Elliana Alyssa Zaidel, 2 year-old daughter of Kathleen and Paul Zaidel, died Friday, July 13, 2007. She was born July 18, 2005, in Green Bay and was dedicated to the Lord in April of 2006. Ellie enjoyed life and was a very happy child who loved everyone.
She is survived by her parents, Paul and Kathleen Zaidel, Lena; maternal grandparents, State Senator David and Jane Hansen, Green Bay; paternal grandparents, Robert and Linda Zaidel, Lenap parternal great-grandparents, Ruby Zaidel, Lena; Allen and Teresa Brown, Lena; maternal great-grandmother, Carol Clement, Green Bay; aunts and uncles, Michelle (Jeff) Ziesmer, Renee (Tim) Wirtz, Lisa Zaidel, Cari (Bret) Bicoy, Christy (Brandon) Scharer; her cousins, Alex, Derek, Stephanie, Brittany, Alyssa, David, Bret Jr., Kekoa, Nalani and Malia.
Ellie was preceding in death by her great-parents, Don and Clare Hansen, Royal Dessart, Doc Clement, and Joseph Zaidel, Sr.
Friends may call at St. June Catholic Church, 1420 Division St. from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Monday. The funeral service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Ron Belitz and the Rev. Michael Tuionetoa officiating.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in Elliana's name.
Blaney Funeral Home is assisting with arrangements. To send on-line condolences, please go to www.BlaneyFuneralHome.com.